Archive for May, 2009
Posted in art, tagged art dealer, artist, charleston, charleston artists, fine art, gallery, Measure: All Creatures Great + Small, modern art, paintings, palette and palate stroll, robert lange solo show july 17, robert lange studios on May 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in art, tagged art dealers, art galleries, art walk, charleston, charleston fine art dealers association, fig, fig charleston, fine art, food event charleston, palette and palate stroll, restaurants charleston, robert lange studios, summer event charleston july on May 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Robert Lange Studios (RLS) represents artists and photographers who demonstrate the finest of contemporary American Realism and Abstraction. The gallery represents some of the city’s finest, most innovative and imaginative artists who are changing the city’s art scene with abstract, original works. The gallery will feature a Robert Lange Solo Show on July 17 titled “Measure: All Creatures Great + Small.”
For the Palette and Palate Stroll, RLS partners with one of Charleston’s most celebrated chefs, Mike Lata for an unforgettable evening filled with fine food and art. Lata, the executive chef/owner of FIG (Food Is Good) Restaurant, one of Charleston’s most prominent restaurants, blends with RLG’s newest show, combining the classic, home-grown Southern ingredients and preparations he learned from his Polish grandparents with his passion for food, love of pure flavor and talent for cooking.
A 2009 winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast, Lata is a hard-working, enormously passionate chef who strives to refine and improve his cuisine every night, strongly believing that high-quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients are paramount for creating dishes that are clean, simple and delicious.
Robert Lange Studios is located at 151 East Bay Street in Charleston, SC. FIG is located at 232 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC.
Posted in art, tagged art dealer, artists, Carolina Galleries, charleston, charleston fine art dealers association, fine art, fine art gallery, John Frederick Kensett, Johnson Hagood, june art exhibits charleston, june art walk, landscape paintings, Martin Johnson Heade, oil paintings, original work, Sanford Robinson Gifford, spoleto usa on May 22, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
On June 5, from 5-8 pm, Carolina Galleries will present new work by artist and owner Johnson Hagood. There will be 10 new works in oil, watercolor and pastel on view for the month of June.
Johnson Hagood is a painter working in Charleston, South Carolina, in the luminist style. His oil and pastel paintings are influenced by the Hudson River School and primarily Martin Johnson Heade, John Frederick Kensett, and Sanford Robinson Gifford. Hagood paints the rapidly disappearing barrier islands and marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Some of his canvases are in an elongated horizontal format, a format also favored by Heade, and include sunrises or sunsets, also another fleeting element in his work. Sometimes the only human evidence in his paintings is the occasional light emitting from a far off land bank at dusk – a constant reminder of the eventual development of a vanishing landscape.
Hagood has recently begun to push his artistic talents to include painting street scenes of the beloved city that he grew up in. In the spirit of Charleston Renaissance artists such as Alfred Hutty and Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, who documented Charleston of the early 20th Century in their work, Hagood seeks to present fine art featuring the Charleston we see today. The work has been very well received and most purchased only minutes after the pieces have dried!
His work is included in over two hundred private collections and in the collections of Bank of America, Bellsouth, City of Charleston, Carolina First Bank, Gibbes Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Roper Hospital, Safety Kleen Corporation, & Wild Dunes Corporation.
For more information or images, please contact Carolina Galleries at (843) 720-8622 or email@example.com. Visit the gallery at 106 A Church St, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm or at http://www.carolinagalleries.com.
Posted in art, tagged art walk, charleston art, charleston art collectors, charleston cuisine, charleston fine art dealers association, charleston fine art events, charleston july events, charleston restaurants, chef fred neuville, chef todd mazurek, fat hen restaurant, john's island restaurants, july 17 events, july 17 food and art events, palette and palate stroll charleston sc, wild olive restaurant on May 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Martin Gallery strives to bring some of the finest artists in their fields together under one roof. Upon entering the historic Grand Salon of Martin Gallery, one experiences a soaring space filled with the exquisite color and texture of oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass. The gallery features contemporary art, representing more than thirty nationally and internationally renowned artists. The gallery’s goal is to provide works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings. Martin Gallery is located at 18 Broad Street on the corner of State and Broad Streets, in the Grand Salon of the historic People’s Building.
In celebration of the Palette and Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery will once again partner with Fat Hen Restaurant. For the 2009 event, Chef Fred Neuville, the owner of Fat Hen, will also feature his newest restaurant venture, Wild Olive. While Fat Hen restaurant pays homage to the Huguenot culture in Charleston, serving Lowcountry food with French flair, Wild Olive’s menu spotlights the finest ingredients sourced from as nearby as the local John’s Island farms and far away as the hill markets of Italy. Wild Olive combines traditional Italian design paired with unique one of a kind elements creating a cozy yet sleek 135-seat dining room and bar.
As Founding Chef, Partner and Executive Chef at 39 Rue de Jean, COAST Bar & Grill, and Good Food Catering, Chef Neuville spent his days in the restaurant fast lane making an indelible mark on the Charleston food scene. In 2007 ready to fuse his passion for food and family, Neuville opened his first hugely successful restaurant on John’s Island, shortly to be followed by Wild Olive one year later. Fat Hen and Wild Olive are outposts for culinary delights and domestic enjoyment.
Executive Chef Todd Mazurek is Chef Neuville’s right hand in the kitchen. When Chef Neuville first met Mazurek he was impressed with his enthusiasm and talent and offered Mazurek a full time position at trendy seafood inspired COAST Bar and Grill where he quickly moved up the ranks to become chef de cuisine. In 2007, Mazurek was thrilled for the opportunity to work beside his principal culinary mentor once again when Neuville announced his new culinary venture – Fat Hen. After successfully conducting the kitchen of Fat Hen, Mazurek opened the kitchen at Wild Olive as executive chef.
Posted in art, tagged art dealer, art with a future, artists, charleston fine art, Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, corrigan gallery, Daryl Knox, fine art, gallery, Gordon Nicholson, John Hull, John Moore, june art exhibits charleston, Kevin Bruce Parent, Kristi Ryba, lese corrigan, lynne riding, Manning Williams, mary walker, modern art charleston sc, Next is Always Relative, Paul Mardikian, Richard (Duke) Hagerty, Richard Hartnett, spoleto usa, Sue Simons Wallace, Tim Fensch on May 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
The Corrigan Gallery in downtown Charleston, South Carolina is please to present during the Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto festivals, a show entitled “Next is Always Relative.” Inspiring works by gallery artists including Duke Hagerty, Paul Mardikian, John Hull, Mary Walker, Manning Williams and Lynne Riding show the varied exploration of surface area. The gallery is located at 62 Queen Street in the heart of the old city and is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association and the French Quarter Gallery Association. The opening is in conjunction with a French Quarter Galleries art walk.
The Corrigan Gallery presents art with a future instilled with intellect. Varied, thoughtful, provoking works are presented in an intimate space for the viewing pleasure of all. With 21 years of Charleston art experience, the gallery provides a fresh alternative to the traditional southern art scene. Located in the heart of the historic district, the gallery combines the charm of the old city of Charleston with a look forward with works that will become the Charleston antiques of the future. The gallery is open six days a week from 10am to 5pm (11am on Monday and Thursdays) and often with extended hours. Paintings, drawings, fine art prints, photography and sculpture are readily available for the discriminating collector. Artists represented include Manning Williams, Gordon Nicholson, Mary Walker, Kevin Bruce Parent, John Moore, Kristi Ryba, Sue Simons Wallace, Paul Mardikian, Daryl Knox, Richard Hartnett, Tim Fensch, Lynne Riding, Richard (Duke) Hagerty, Lese Corrigan and John Hull. The gallery can be reached at 843 722 9868, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.corrigangallery.com.
Posted in art, tagged Betsy Havens, Calk, charleston art, Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, fine art charleston, Guido Petruzzi, june art openings in charleston sc, Local Creative Energy, rhett thurman, the sylvan gallery, Trey Finney on May 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
This June, the Sylvan Gallery presents “Local Creative Energy” exhibiting works by Jim Calk, Betsy Havens, Rhett Thurman, Guido Petruzzi and Trey Finney. These five artists live in the South Carolina area including Charleston. With broad travel experience, their time in the south informs their paintings and adds a spark of energy to the works. The gallery is located at 171 King Street, in downtown Charleston’s historic district and antique row. The gallery is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) and a founding partner of the Charleston Art Auction.
The Sylvan Gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century representational art and carries a large selection of sculpture. They are pleased to represent the work of thirty or so artists of world renown including Rhett Thurman, Glenna Goodacre, Guido Petruzzi, Scott Burdick, Shirley Novak, Ted Ellis, Susan Lyon and Nancy Bush. The Sylvan Gallery can be reached at 843-722-2172, email@example.com or http://thesylvangallery.com. Gallery hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.
John C. Doyle Gallery and CFADA Welcome 82 Queen. The Renown Local Restaurant is the New Kid on the Palette and Palate Stroll.
Posted in art, tagged 82 queen, art walk, charleston artists, Charleston Best City Restaurant, charleston fine art and food event, Executive Chef Brad Jones, john carroll doyle, lowcountry cuisine charleston, margaret petterson, palette and palate stroll, Southern Living, Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence on May 11, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Painting professionally and passionately in the classic manner for over 30 years, John Carroll Doyle was born and raised in historic downtown Charleston. John is unique in that he owns his own gallery at 125 Church Street where he shows his own oil paintings as well as monotypes and paintings by Margaret Petterson. A master at capturing light, Doyle’s works span a surprising range from native wild life and sportfishing scenes to elegant nudes and lusty jazz images. John also maintains a gallery of high quality reproductions on canvas at 57 ½ Broad Street.
Although participating in the Palette and Palate Stroll for the first time, 82 Queen has been providing her guests with a uniquely “Charleston” dining experience for almost a quarter of a century. Nothing compares to the fine dining experience with a focus on gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine offered by this charming restaurant nestled in Charleston’s historic French Quarter.
In a town renowned for fine restaurants, 82 Queen has not only kept pace with strong competition, it has gained high marks for its unique approach to the menu of one of the nation’s premiere dining destinations. For three consecutive years, 82 Queen was voted “Best City Restaurant” by the readers of Southern Living magazine; 82 Queen also received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for five consecutive years. One of the professionals behind the success of 82 Queen is Executive Chef Brad Jones, a veteran chef of 6 years at 82 Queen. “We put a lot of time and effort into each dish to make it unique,” says Jones.
Chef Jones credits the authenticity of 82 Queen’s Lowcountry cuisine to its home-grown ingredients. “We use a lot of local herbs and vegetables when they’re in season … like okra, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, and mushrooms to showcase our prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood. Our shrimp, crab, grouper, flounder, snapper and black fish are so fresh… they were probably swimming in local waters a day or two before being served at our tables,” concludes Chef Jones.
The Greenville County Museum of Art, in Greenville, South Carolina, has recently acquired its third work of art by Carolina Galleries’ artist Gary Grier titled His Story. This newest purchase will join Grier’s High Noon and Cracker Jack, acquired by the GCMA in 2008. His Story has been purchased for the museum’s prestigious permanent collection.
The Greenville County Museum of Art has steadily amassed an impressive collection of Southern art since the early 1980′s, the country’s first museum to do so. Under the guidance of Tom Styron, the museum’s director, the Southern Collection has been carefully & considerately grown, reflecting life in the South from colonial America to present-day. Grier’s His Story features the Old Slave Mart on Chalmers Street in downtown Charleston, while visitors ponder the history & significance of the building. Originally used as a slave auction gallery, the Old Slave Mart Museum focuses on the history of the building’s role in the domestic slave trade during the 19th century.
Grier was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1976 and is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Carolina Galleries is the exclusive representative for Gary Grier since 2007.
Smith-Killian Fine Art and McCrady’s Collaborate to Create a Unique Evening Filled with Fine Art and Cuisine
Posted in art, tagged art walk, charleston fine art dealers association, charleston sc, Chefs Rick Tramanto, fine art charleston, fine cuisine, Gale Gand, Grant Achatz, McCrady's restaurant, Mobil Four-Star / AAA Four-Diamond, Paco Roncero of La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, palette and palate stroll, Peninsula Grill, sean brock, smith killian fine art on May 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
The gallery known for contemporary realism and color, Smith Killian Fine Art is located in the heart of downtown Charleston’s French Quarter District. The gallery, which has been recently featured in AmericanStyle Magazine, Coastal Living and Southern Living, features works by Charleston artist Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets — painters, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Shannon Smith and photographer Tripp Smith. In addition to these artists, the gallery represents sculptor Darrell Davis, works in oil by renowned artists Kim English and Susan Romaine, and photographs by Tom Blagden, Jr.
At this year’s art and culinary affair, Smith-Killian collaborates once again with McCrady’s. A strong supporter of Charleston’s art scene, McCrady’s Restaurant features works in oil depicting Charleston life from Smith-Killian featured artists, including works by Betty Anglin Smith titled Lemon Light I & II; Jennifer Smith Rogers’ West of State Street and Roof Tops at Twilight; Shannon Smith’s Trio, End of the Road, and By Moonlight.
One of Charleston’s youngest and most celebrated chefs, Sean Brock stands on the forefront of the modern cuisine that uses fresh, locally grown ingredients. Nominated for the 2008 James Beard Award for “Raising Star Chef”, Brock captures a field-to-table experience that brings familiarity to the palate but is presented in an unexpected way.
After graduation from Johnson & Wales and apprenticeships with Chefs Rick Tramanto, Gale Gand, Grant Achatz and Paco Roncero of La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, Chef Sean Brock began his professional career as Chef Tournant under Chef Robert Carter at the Mobil Four-Star / AAA Four-Diamond award-winning Peninsula Grill in Charleston, . After two years at Peninsula Grill, Chef Brock earned the position of Executive Sous Chef under Chef Walter Bundy of Lemaire Restaurant at the AAA Five-Diamond Award / Mobil Five-Star Jefferson Hotel in South CarolinaRichmond, . His success in Richmond led to his promotion within the Elite Hospitality Group in 2003 to Executive Chef at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Chef Brock spent just under three years fine-tuning his craft in VirginiaNashville before accepting a position as Executive Chef at McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina.
Shortly after his return to Charleston, Chef Brock began the development of a 2.5 acre farm on Wadmalaw Island. Rather than rely on others to fulfill the voluminous needs of the kitchen and the demands of an increasingly sophisticated food community, Chef Brock wanted to create a true field-to-table experience, not only for his guests, but for his staff. The McCrady’s culinary service and management teams work the farm together to produce 90% of the vegetables for the restaurant. The personal relationship to the food grown on the farm serves as inspiration for everyone working at McCrady’s, from the front door to the back. Slated to be biodynamic by mid-2008, heirloom seeds from plants that are at risk of extinction are harvested from family, friends and farmers throughout the Southeast and planted with care by the same people who are preparing and serving the fruits of the collective labor to the guests.